Description: A beautiful vintage pewter tall teapot with a nice classic design. The pot is unmarked and has a goose neck spout soldered to the body. It also has an applied hollow handle that is soldered to the exterior and you can see the soldered spots on the inside. The pot has a circular flared base ending in two incised fillets on top. The sides of the pot are straight and rise at a slight inwards angel ending in an outwards flared rim on which the hinged lid rests. The handle, which is hollow has a nice scroll design . The piece is unmarked and hence our assertion that is most likely American. The domed lid has a small central finial on top. The spout has a screen on the inside to prevent tea leaves from getting in the cup as you pour the tea. A nice piece with classic form to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely some time early to mid 19th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The pot is ~9 1/2" high to the top of the finial, ~5 3/8" in diameter at the base, ~4 1/8" in diameter at the top, and is ~10 1/2" at its widest point including the handle and spout. The pot weighs about one pound and 14 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice vintage pewter teapot with a beautiful classic design which would display very well in your collection.
Condition: This pot is in relatively good condition. It has several dings but no obvious holes or breaks. The solder at the base of the spout can be seen as well as the solder on the inside where the terminals of the handles are attached. We are not certain whether these are original to the making or later repairs. The hinge of the lid is intact and in good shape. The pot has developed a nice warm gray age patina and has scratches throughout. Finally, we believe that the finial had a decorative element that is long gone and is missing. The piece is soiled and has many stains to the exterior. However, these would probably clean easily and the piece would look great once it is cleaned. We do leave the decision to clean to the discretion of the new owner. This piece has a nice shape and look which makes it a great piece to display in your collection. Because of the issues outlined above, we are selling the piece "AS IS" at a fraction of its true value. Please view the photos for additional condition information.